WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

FHA Gives Environmental OK for I-64 Widening in Virginia

By: AP
By: AP

December 4, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal officials have approved an environmental impact statement for a planned widening of Interstate 64 between Richmond and Hampton Roads.

Gov. Bob McDonnell says the Federal Highway Administration's decision is a critical step in the state's effort to ease congestion and improve safety on the interstate.

The state plans to widen 75 miles of the interstate. McDonnell said Tuesday in a news release that sections will be widened as funding becomes available.

About $100 million is currently available to widen about 5 miles of I-64 in Newport News. McDonnell says the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization must include the funding in its planning documents and approve the project.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234402711